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Heinrich Bohmke

South Africa: From Red to Blue, Abahlali's Survival and Ideology

Abahlali baseMjondolo activistsUntil recently, South Africa's radical shack dwellers' movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, and the Democratic Alliance (DA) were at antipodal lengths. While the movement's decision to endorse the DA may be seen as a chance at survival, it exposes Abahlali's fragilised core values. But was their narrative really theirs? Heinrich Bohmke examines what is seen as the full arc of Abahlali's ideological trajectory.

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Canalise and Control, a South African legacy

Chris Hani was a leading figure in the anti-apartheid struggle. Photo©SABCSouth African author Heinrich Bohmke revisits life in South Africa after the assassination of Chris Hani, a leading figure in the anti-apartheid struggle. He also talks about the armed struggle response by Mandela and the ensuing crackdown. Aside from its lackluster legacy, the struggle also left a number of unanswered questions.

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